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Hurricane Irma – Day 8

Hurricane IrmaPosition: 19.4N 66.8W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [290°] near 16 mph [26 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 185 mph [295 kph].
Wind Gusts: 200 mph [320 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 185 miles [295 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 50 miles [ 85 km].
Minimum central pressure: 916 mb ↑.

Currently about 85 miles [ 135 km] North-Northwest of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Irma smashed through the Leeward Islands breaking the wind speed instruments [anemometers] that weren’t designed for storms of this magnitude. It is now [1PM CDT] mugging the British and US Virgin Islands. At 6PM CDT it was passing North of Puerto Rico.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Puerto Rico, Vieques, Culebra, the Turks and Caicos Islands, the Southeastern Bahamas, the Central Bahamas, Haiti from the northern border with the Dominican Republic to Le Mole St. Nicholas, and the Dominican Republic from Cabo Engano to the northern border with Haiti.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Dominican Republic from south of Cabo Engano westward to the southern border with Haiti, Haiti from south of Le Mole St. Nicholas to Port-Au-Prince, and the Cuban provinces of Guantanamo, Holguin, and Las Tunas.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Cuba from the provinces of Matanzas eastward to Guantanamo, and the Northwestern Bahamas.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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September 6, 2017   16 Comments

Hurricane Jose – Day 2

Tropical Storm JosePosition: 14.4N 47.5W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [290°] near 17 mph [28 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 85 mph [140 kph].
Wind Gusts: 100 mph [160 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 80 miles [130 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 15 miles [ 30 km].
Minimum central pressure: 989 mb ↓.

Currently about 925 miles [1485 km] East of the Lesser Antilles.

Jose became a Hurricane at 4PM CDT.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]

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Hurricane Katia – Day 2

Hurricane KatiaPosition: 21.7N 94.8W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: East-Southeast [105°] near 2 mph [ 4 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 80 mph [130 kph].
Wind Gusts: 90 mph [145 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 45 miles [ 75 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 10 miles [ 20 km].
Minimum central pressure: 989 mb ↓.

Currently about 200 miles [ 325 km] East of Tampico, Mexico.

Katia became a Hurricane at 4PM CDT.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the coast of the Mexican state of Veracruz from Cabo Rojo to Laguna Verde.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]

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